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Portland, ME 04104
Under the supervision of the Manager Respiratory Therapy, the
Respiratory Therapist monitors, evaluates and treats pediatric through
geriatric cardiopulmonary patients with respiratory and/or cardiac
impairment in accordance with physician directives, departmental
protocols and in conjunction with nursing staff. The incumbent performs
duties and tasks in accordance with performance standards established
for the job. The incumbent is responsible for participation in and
completion of all patient safety initiatives appropriate to the
position. In Addition, the incumbent conducts all job responsibilities
according to the Mission and Values of Mercy Hospital.
Currently licensed with the State of Maine as a Respiratory Technician
or Respiratory Therapist.
If licensed as a Respiratory Technician, employee will be required to
obtain a Respiratory Therapist license with the State of Maine within 12
months of hire to maintain employment.
Healthcare Provider/Professional Rescuer certification is required.
Other Skills Required:
Must be computer literate. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, as
the incumbent deals with acutely ill patients, their families,
physicians, and all levels of employees in stressful situations. Must
explain highly technical information in an easily understandable manner.
With general guidance from the Manager of Respiratory Therapy, the
incumbent must be able to act independently and use initiative and
judgment while handling multiple priorities and treating patients in
varied levels of care and at varied age levels. Must have the judgment
and flexibility to deal professionally with differing physician
treatment methods. Must have a high degree of analytical and problem
solving skills to gather and assess patient data appropriate to
condition and age and treat according to physician orders and department
protocols. Must have a high degree of accountability as the incumbent’s
work and judgment directly and immediately affect patient care. The
incumbent has access to highly confidential patient information.